Current Young Professionals Network announces Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. recipient

05/08/2019

The Micah Center

Staff of the Micah Center (front, center three) accept the S.O.U.P. contribution from the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.

Green Bay, Wis. - (May 8, 2019) - Current Young Professionals Network’s Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) announces the Micah Center in Green Bay as the recipient of the micro-grant funds contributed at last night’s Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. event (Support Of Urban Projects).

Attendees contributed nearly $1,500 at the event, held at Stadium View Bar & Grill. The Micah Center will use the funds to purchase meat and other supplies for hosting community grill-outs this summer, with brats, burgers or hotdogs, basketball, cornhole toss and other fun games.

“It’s transformative, because it creates community for a group of people who so desperately need it,” said Alexa Priddy, director of community engagement for the Micah Center. “This project breaks down barriers between homeless individuals and the community. Support from S.O.U.P. will give us the resources we need to launch this event and create a successful model that can grow in future years.”

The Micah Center is a program of St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter. As a daytime drop-in center for people experiencing homelessness or those who are at-risk, the Micah Center provides comprehensive services to help people become self-sufficient.

Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. offered by Current Young Professional Network of the Greater Green Bay Chamber is a forum through which community members can share their ideas for how to enhance the quality of life for residents in our communities. Dinner is served at the forum and a micro-grant is awarded to one individual/organization from funds collected at the forum.

To date, Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. events have given about $8,500 in micro-grants to community causes.

More information about the Micah Center is available at facebook.com/StJohnTheEvangelistHomelessShelter or stjohnhomelessshelter.org.

More information about Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. can be found at greatergbc.org/soup.

Contact: Mallory Nash, Current program manager, 920.593.3408 or mnash@greatergbc.org / Alexa Priddy, director of community engagement, St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, 920.617.8700, Ext. 117 or apriddy@sjehs.org